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Nigerian doctor identifies surprising health benefits of Agbalumo Nigerian doctor identifies surprising health benefits of Agbalumo

A medical doctor with the Federal Medical Centre, Katsina, Dr Andrew Marbell, yesterday said the African Star Apple, popularly known as ...

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Frequent urination at night may be a sign of hypertension – Study Frequent urination at night may be a sign of hypertension – Study

A team of researchers in a new study presented at the 83rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society has said frequen...

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Glaucoma specialist decries dearth of Opthalmologists, Optometrists in rural areas Glaucoma specialist decries dearth of Opthalmologists, Optometrists in rural areas

A Consultant Ophthalmologist, Prof. Adeola Onakoya, on Wednesday in Lagos called on government at all levels to establish Vision Care Ce...

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12,000 women develop VVF annually in Nigeria—Official 12,000 women develop VVF annually in Nigeria—Official

No fewer than 12,000 women develop new cases of Vesico Vaginal Fistula (VVF) annually in Nigeria with 5,000 VVF cases treated, according...

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Even one alcoholic drink a day can increase risk of stroke Even one alcoholic drink a day can increase risk of stroke

A new study has shown that even light-to-moderate consumption of alcoholic drink increases blood pressure and the chances of having a st...

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NCDC confirms 16 new cases of Lassa Fever in five states NCDC confirms 16 new cases of Lassa Fever in five states

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), says it has confirmed 16 new cases of Lassa fever from five states in Nigeria. The Chie...

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Brushing teeth but skipping the tongue leads to bad breath Brushing teeth but skipping the tongue leads to bad breath

A medical expert, Dr. Roland Aigbovo, says the common practice of brushing teeth while leaving out the tongue amounts to a wasted effort...

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Sugary drinks, a factor in cardiovascular disease – Report Sugary drinks, a factor in cardiovascular disease – Report

A recent research published in a journal , Circulation , reveals an association between sugary drinks and an increased risk of death from ...

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Lagos to investigate government doctors poaching patients to private clinics Lagos to investigate government doctors poaching patients to private clinics

Lagos State Government says it had ordered an investigation into the death of a child, and allegations of patients poaching by some doct...

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Early detection prevents 75% of cervical cancer in women – Official Early detection prevents 75% of cervical cancer in women – Official

Mrs Esther Zakaria, the Clinical Officer, Planned Parenthood Federation of Nigeria (PPFN), an NGO, says 75 per cent of cancer can be pre...

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Drinking hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer – Study Drinking hot tea almost doubles risk of cancer – Study

According to a new study, people who drink tea piping hot may be increasing their risk of oesophageal cancer. Researchers found t...

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Fresh fish consumption can work against asthma — Study Fresh fish consumption can work against asthma — Study

The consumption of fresh fish can counteract asthma, a disease of the respiratory system, sometimes caused by allergies, an innovative s...

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Kidney Disease: Why You Should Not Take “Agbo’’ Kidney Disease: Why You Should Not Take “Agbo’’

According to the World health organisation (WHO), traditional medicine is generally available, affordable, and commonly used in large pa...

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HIV/AIDS: Akwa Ibom overtakes Benue as state with highest prevalence rate in Nigeria HIV/AIDS: Akwa Ibom overtakes Benue as state with highest prevalence rate in Nigeria

Akwa Ibom has overtaken Benue in the HIV/AIDS index, making it the state with highest prevalence rate in Nigeria, the Nigerian HIV/AIDS I...

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Weekend sleep not panacea for chronic sleep loss- Medical expert Weekend sleep not panacea for chronic sleep loss- Medical expert

A new study has revealed that sleeping more on weekends does not reverse the harm caused by chronic sleep loss suffered during the week....

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Agbalumo lowers blood sugar, cholesterol – expert Agbalumo lowers blood sugar, cholesterol – expert

Dr Andrew Marbell, a nutritionist says the African star apple, popularly known as “agbalumo’’ in Yoruba can lower blood sugar, choleste...

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Do you know Panadol Extra contains a lot of salt? Do you know Panadol Extra contains a lot of salt?

A recent study says one can exceed the recommended daily intake of salt by taking few doses of painkillers — thus increasing the chanc...

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It’s not advisable to use tissue paper during menstrual period —Researcher It’s not advisable to use tissue paper during menstrual period —Researcher

A medical researcher, Dr. Bamidele Iwalokun, on Thursday condemned the use of tissue paper as sanitary pads by women, saying it could le...

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Abuja Hospital dismisses Lassa fever outbreak Abuja Hospital dismisses Lassa fever outbreak

Dr Afiomah Uche, the Medical Director of Asokoro District Hospital, FCT, has dismissed speculations of suspected cases of Lassa fever in...

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Poverty increases risk of developing mental illness — Psychiatrist Poverty increases risk of developing mental illness — Psychiatrist

A Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Kafaya Ogunsola, on Thursday said that poverty could significantly increase the risk of people developing ...

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